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Eli Young Band have worked their way up to becoming one of country music’s most respected bands over the course of a long, slow climb. The band formed initially as a duo comprising Mike Eli and James Young, who met at the University of North Texas. They became a band with the addition of Chris Thompson and Jon Jones, and released their self-titled debut album in 2002. The group released ‘Level’ in 2005 and began building a large touring base, but they didn’t really get their biggest national break until 2011, when ‘Life at Best’ took off on the strength of “Crazy Girl,” their first No. 1 hit. They followed up with another No. 1 single, “Even if It Breaks Your Heart,” which was nominated for ACM and Grammy awards. They followed up that breakthrough with “Drunk Last Night,” another No. 1 from their 2013 album, ’10,000 Towns,’ which also spawned the hit single, “Dust.” Most recently, EYB released a new EP titled ‘Turn It On,’ featuring the title track as its first single.

  • Formed: 2000 in Denton, Texas
  • Top Songs: "Even if It Breaks Your Heart," "Crazy Girl," "Drunk Last Night"
  • Did You Know? "Even if It Breaks Your Heart" was originally recorded by Will Hoge, who co-wrote the song.
  • Further Reading: Eli Young Band Celebrate the 'Dad Bod'
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How Eli Young Band, Andy Grammer Got Together to Record Honey-Sweet New Song

Eli Young Band have linked up with pop star Andy Grammer to create a country duet of Grammer's hit pop song "Honey, I'm Good," a pairing the group explained to Taste of Country was love at first listen.

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Check Out the Fun Times at WE Fest 2015 [Pictures]

2015 WE Fest came and went faster than you could say "Detroit Lakes, Minnesota!" but thankfully, the pictures will live on forever. From the good-looking guys of Eli Young Band to the ever-lively Big & Rich, we've got some of country's favorite entertainers here for your viewing!

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Eli Young Band Get Crowd Hyped With Covers, ‘Crazy Girl’ at WE Fest 2015

It couldn't have been any more beautiful outside as Eli Young Band took the stage for their set at WE Fest 2015. The sun was starting to set, and the Saturday night (Aug. 8) fans were certainly feeling good.

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The Showdown: Jerrod Niemann vs. Andy Grammer

It was a close, close shave, but Jerrod Niemann is headed on to another round of the Showdown.

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ToC Critic’s Pick: Andy Grammer (Feat. Eli Young Band), ‘Honey, I’m Good” [Listen]

Andy Grammer may have been able to enjoy a country hit without Eli Young Band’s participation on “Honey, I’m Good,” but the Texas foursome make it a little easier for the traditional fan to embrace.

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4 Show-Stopping Moments From Country Jam 2015′s Final Day

Headliners like the Band Perry, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban made 2015 Country Jam a summer festival to remember. And Sunday (June 21), the fourth day of the event, was no exception. Toby Keith arrived in Grand Junction, Colo. to blow fans away — and succeeded.

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Toby Keith, Eli Young Band + More Close Out Another Rockin’ Country Jam [Pictures]

Country Jam Colorado 2015 has officially come to an end, but it went out with the raising of many a red Solo cup! The festival wrapped after four busy days of great country music, with Mr. Toby Keith playing the grand finale.

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Eli Young Band Warm Up Country Jam Crowd With Drinking, Love + Cover Songs

Who's tired? Not the thousands of fans who stood, sang, danced and clapped for Eli Young Band's Sunday evening (June 21) set at Country Jam 2015. The sun was still out, but the temperature had dropped just a tad from earlier in the day, when it flirted with triple digits. The four-man-band took the stage and quickly got fans pumped up with "Drink You Up," "Revelations" and "10,000 Towns."

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2015 Taste of Country Music Festival day 1 recap
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10 Best Things About the 2015 Taste of Country Music Festival (Day 1)

The 2015 Taste of Country Music Festival kicked off with a bang on Friday (June 12).

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Eli Young Band Guys Proudly Rock What’s Known as ‘Dad Bod’

Eli Young Band were one of the fan-favorites during the kickoff of the 2015 Taste of Country Festival. The group stopped by to chat with us about the song that "broke them" — and their pride for #DadBod.

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